Becky Kuhn, M.D. explains why it's important to wash your hands to avoid contracting or transmitting diseases. She explains and demonstrates the correct techniques for washing hands using soap. This video is relevant for anyone who wants to improve their hygiene and avoid illness and is especially important for people who have weakened immune systems (such as people with HIV or clinical AIDS) or who are caregivers for those with weakened immune systems. This video includes recommendations for people living in developing countries where soap, warm water, and handrubs may not be readily available; a separate video has recommendations for developed countries.